Indonesia reports 1,906 new COVID-19 cases, 117 new deaths

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JAKARTA, July 23 (Xinhua) — The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,906 within one day to 93,657, with the death toll adding by 117 to 4,576, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

According to the ministry, 1,909 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 52,164.

The virus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces.

Specifically, Jakarta recorded 470 new cases, making the total number of the confirmed cases in the capital city to 18,068.

East Java reported 357 new cases, Central Java 295, South Sulawesi 120, South Kalimantan 116 and North Sumatra 100.

At present, the government is prioritizing the COVID-19 tests in eight provinces, namely North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, South Sulawesi and Papua, which contributed about 74 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in the country. Enditem

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